Sometimes, I should just stick to the original plan...It all started with wanting to eat ramen at Jun-Men in Chelsea. But the weather was pretty good for November and, as we walked passed Stage Door Deli, we changed our mind, reserving ramen for a colder day. I was excited for sure, thinking about the Reuben I would inhale in few minutes.
This place that has been serving classic deli dishes is of a nice size, with a good number of booths, my favorite seats when I go to a deli or diner, or in fact to any restaurant. The food came fast, but the service lacked courtesy that I guess adds to the charm of these old school establishments, but until a certain point. Not checking on us, taking a long time to bring the check and hearing few expletives coming from the mouth of who I think was the owner, definitely added some color to the whole experience. In term of food, nothing to rave about. Jodi started with a matzoh ball soup that was average. I think I can make a better one from a mix I buy at the supermarket.
Then a bagel with cream cheese, fairly standard.
On my side, I got a Reuben, made with corned beef, sauerkraut (mainly on one side) and Swiss cheese. Served open face, it was also average (although lots of cheese) and I was a bit disappointed that they did not have Russian dressing with it. For $15.50, I believe I can get a better one at Junior's or even at diners like Square Diner in TriBeCa!
So I guess you understand that I will not go back...
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